REI Basic Mountain Biking: REI instructors will teach you the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing and descent, body and pedal position, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. Proper trail etiquette and safety will also be addressed. This is designed as an educational ride, not a guided tour; we want to teach you how to get more out of your mountain biking experience. Don’t have a bike? We’ll provide Novara mountain bikes at no extra charge. Please feel free to bring your own personal helmet but we will have helmets available for those that do not have a helmet or would prefer to use ours and riding apparel. This outing is recommended for those 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Skills you’ll learn: Learn how to mount and dismount a mountain bike both in stationary and moving environments. Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, and clearing minor obstacles. Trail etiquette (LNT) and safety emphasized.